There are several reasons I have never wanted a dog after having cats.
Cats use a litter box. Even on the coldest of winter days, you don’t have to take a cat outside. The dog must go outside. Several times a day.
Cats do not have bad breath, as opposed to dogs who can blow you away with just one whiff.
Cats give themselves baths daily, dogs just smell.
We don’t think that Chloe has been bathed regularly till we have had her.
Her aversion to the bath is a sight to behold.
Which is weird because she is half Lab, and aren’t Labs supposed to love the water???
We had been bathing her in the tub, but once when the sun was shining~~and I can’t remember when because Helllloooo Sun! I haven’t seen you in weeks!~~the girl and I decided to forgo the tub and take the entire bathing process outside.
Chloe was all “outside, we’re going outside”…wag…wag…wag… or in her tailless state it was more jig…jig..jig…
Then the water happened and she was all “you can’t be serious!”
And the girl got in on it and she was “you too, your my favorite! I can’t believe you are treating me like this”
“The soap? Seriously?”
And by the time we got to the rinsing she was so beyond the whole clean thing.
Last week, her bath was back in the tub.
There is one thing, however, that cats don’t do.
When you pet them and stop, a dog will look up at you with those big brown eyes that seem to say “if you don’t pet me right. now. I. will. die.”
And who can say no to that?